Annual real estate awards presented

The Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR) presented the EnCOAR awards at the Bend Golf and Country Club on April 27. Awardees include: Realtor of the Year Jaynee Beck of Keller Williams Central Oregon, Commercial Transaction of the Year Paula Van Vleck of Coldwell Banker Morris, Rookie of the Year Tony Levison of Windermere Central Oregon and Affiliate of the Year Adam Brown of First American Title.

COAR awards the Realtor of the Year to a member that demonstrates  realtor spirit, civic activity, professional accomplishments, adherence to the code of ethics and association involvement. The EnCOAR committee presented Jaynee Beck the Realtor of the Year award for her 15 years of service on the COAR board and committees, her work on committees with the Oregon Association of Realtors, and numerous volunteer activities including volunteering with: Project Connect, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Meadowlark Manner and Tumalo Elementary.

“Jaynee exemplifies the leadership qualities we all strive for as Realtors both in our association and in our community” according to Dave Feagans, COAR president.

The COAR Commercial committee presents the Commercial Transaction of the Year to a transaction where the broker brings professional skills, creativity, integrity and perseverance. Further, the transaction must add value to the community. Paula Van Vleck and the Redmond Design Center met and exceeded these requirements. According to Paula, in order to make the vacant property enticing, it “required a buyer who had the ability to purchase it prior to being leased, and had the ability to put more money into bringing the building up to its potential.” Paula’s expertise in working to complete a complicated transaction will benefit the Redmond business community.

COAR presents the Rookie of the Year award to a member who has been a realtor for at least 24 and up to 60 months and completed at least ten transactions. Furthermore, they must be involved with COAR, express motivation to learn more about real estate, have a high degree of integrity, be involved in their community and display leadership skills. The committee chose Tony Levison for his service on the COAR board, leadership with the Young Professionals Network, and work with the Latino Community Association, United Way of Deschutes County, the Center for Economic Research Forecasting and Habitat for Humanity.

Finally, the committee chose Adam Brown as the COAR Affiliate of the Year. The award goes to an affiliate that is active in COAR, demonstrates professionalism, promotes realtors and the industry and is active in the community. Adam is the past chair and a current member of the COAR social committee and a member of the strategic planning committee. As a volunteer soccer coach for the past 12 years, the coordinator of the FANtastic Cornhole Competition for the Family Access Network, the past chair of the Bend Relay for Life and the Volunteer Executive and Services Director for the Central Oregon USASA, Adam is highly committed to our community.

“COAR values members who go above and beyond to assist their fellow realtors and members in their careers, hold a high degree of integrity and are deeply involved in the community” said President Feagans. “This year’s awardees set a high bar.”

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